Well-Known People Who Have Attended Community College
Famous people from many walks of life, including many of the country's most successful and respected business leaders, government officials, entertainers, scientists, and sports figures, have attended community college. You'll be in good company if you decide to go.
Parkland College, IL
Rita Mae Brown
Broward Community College, FL
Richard Carmona, M.D.
U.S. Surgeon General
Bronx Community College, NY
Astronaut and Commander of the Space Shuttle
Corning Community College, NY
Academy Award-Winning Actor and Director
Los Angeles Community College, CA
Fashion Institute of Technology, NY
MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour
Victoria College, TX
H. Ross Perot
Billionaire Computer Executive and 1992 Presidential Candidate
Texarkana Junior College, TX
Director, Peace Corps
Santa Ana College, CA
J. Craig Ventor
Entrepreneur and Scientist
Who First Mapped the Human Genome
College of San Mateo, CA
Find Out More
- Check the American Association of Community College's Web site, www.aacc.nche.edu, for more information about diversity among community college students and for a more complete list of famous people who have attended community college.
- The Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) is an annual national-level survey of community college students. The Web site, www.ccsse.org, provides excellent information about survey results, challenges facing community college students, profiles of students, plus online video interviews with community college students.
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